Make a New Year’s Time Capsule

 This is a fun and easy project that the whole family can do together.

Start by asking a few questions to get the kids thinking about what they would like to add to the box:

  • Where do you think we will live in the future?
  • What will you remember about this year?
  • What do you like best about your world right now?
  • Are there any major events happening in your life this year?
  • What do you think that world will be like in the future?

Now have them collect things that they would like to save in the time capsule.

  • A 2014 penny
  • A recent photograph
  • A Christmas or Valentine card they received recently or a birthday invitation
  • A newspaper clipping.
  • A ticket stub
  • Their hand / foot print.


  • Their age and grade
  • Their teachers name
  • Their best friend
  • Their favourite food
  • What they got for Christmas
  • What they plan to do for their birthday this year.
  • Their favourite place to be
  • Have them draw a picture of how they think they will look in four years.


Tuck the items and letters into your decorated box and tape it up. Hide it in a safe place

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